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Work - Life Balance: Counselling may help to establish the reality which suits you
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Brian Dennis. Counselling Exeter. MBACP (Accred).
9th July, 2010
Work - life balance is important. Counselling may help a person to establish and achieve that balance which will bring happiness to them and their family.
A job, or work, is necessary for most people to provide income. It can also provide interest, sense of purpose, self esteem, travel and adventure, colleagues who become friends, and many other benefits. Many people spend more of their waking lives working than in any other activity.
However, a job can also become your master or enforcer. It can become the apparent reason for living, an entity seemingly more important than the lives which it is supposed to be supporting. It can dictate when you awake and sleep, what clothes you wear, where you live, what holidays you have.
People who achieve a genuine balance between work and personal lives will be happier, with a more enriched personal and social life. They will have greater 'well-being', for the benefit of themselves and those around them. They will often also have a greater success in a professional career that they have chosen.
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